Jesus & Mo Minus Jesus & Mo

But is it funny?

This is in honour of the current 2nd place comic in the 2008 Weblog Awards.

You can still vote. Even if you’ve voted before, you can vote again. We’re still neck-and-neck with Dilbert.

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Discussion (21)¬

  1. Tom S. Fox says:

    Hey, the last one is a fake! Shame on you, Author!

  2. ? says:

    How do you know it’s a fake? Maybe it’s from unpublished work.

    It might be Jesus and Mo minus Jesus and Mo – The Director’s Cut.

  3. alex says:

    i dont get it…i know atheists are supposed to be smart, but i dont get it

  4. Sili says:


    Alex, the forerunner in the ‘awards’ is “Garfield minus Garfield” (I’m deliberately ignoring xkcd). Not as good as Arbuckle, though.

  5. Jerry w says:

    Jesus and Mo with out Jesus and Mo is,
    well, still funnier than “Cathy”.

    I know, that’s damning with faint praise,
    or picking low hanging fruit.

  6. tommi says:

    Garfield minus garfield.

    Yup, I like it, but please dont waste a precious week of life doing anything other than fucking over religion!

  7. JohnnieCanuck says:

    G minus G, of course.

    Best I had come up with was that there isn’t much difference between the non-visible and the non-existent, a reference I came across recently. That took care of Jesus the 3in1 god, but Mo is generally assumed to have existed. That’s where I got stuck.

    Oh well, all’s well that ends well, eh?

  8. Asad says:

    Garfield Minus Garfield was a great idea that has run its course. J&M is 10 times better…but xkcd is by far my favorite.

  9. gazza says:

    a hidden meaning (intended I’m sure) is they don’t exist anymore – well, not in some paradise but only as worm food.

    They probably did exist historically but believers still think they’re looking over them and could easily pop down the pub for a pint if they wanted.

  10. grouchy-one says:

    At last – a true representation of the worlds most influential invisible friends!

  11. Matt Oxley says:

    Perfection….this one is much more realistic than the usual

    and i love garfield minus garfield also

  12. Ash says:

    Or could it be that the entire situation is inside the bartender’s head? That Jesus and Mo appear only to her, and the scenes outside of the bar are only in her imagination?

  13. Postman says:

    “Imagine no religion.”

  14. thomas says:

    subtle. i like it.

  15. PopeCoyote says:

    You did indeed beat Dilbert! Congrats! You should have come in right after xkcd!

  16. brettc says:

    Completely missed the Garfield minus Garfield reference, taking it instead as a reference to London’s athiest buses. That made me laugh, even if it’s the wrong joke.

  17. I took it to mean that the bartender is telling me, the reader, not to think about “it,” whatever “it” is. Then I took it to mean thinking that the beer tap looks like a wang.

  18. Dom says:

    I thought this looked a bit Zen: no-thought, no-mind, etc. But I don’t know how it relates to JaM…

  19. Ken says:

    xkcd sucks

  20. Gwendlethred says:

    And there’s me thinking they’re just participating in a bit o’ brotherly love behind the bar…

  21. J. Doe says:

    perhaps the barmaid is just insane, there were never jc and mo drinking there and all the events happening outside were simply her delusions, a lonely chubby pasty geek British girl’s unescapable limbo of madness, a way for her mind to comfort herself by saying witty remarks to influential religious figures, in a harsh chaotic muddy world full of grief and torments, and to escape reality and cruelty of the circumstances of her life

    very deep strip


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